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Rory Miller's Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected includes seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching complete. These elements are: legal and ethical implications, violence dynamics, avoidance, counter-ambush, breaking the freeze, the fight itself, and the aftermath. Training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable.

©2011 Rory Miller (P)2017 Tantor

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This book fills in the pieces that are missing.

one of the best martial arts books ive ever read. The author covers a considerable amount of ground very concisely. i was very impressed and impacted.

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Excellent! Thought-provoking and insightful

It is a perfect beginning for getting ready to face violence, which as you learn in the book is much much more than training in martial arts. Both content and the narrator are excellent. The whole is written and read in a matter-of-fact no-nonsense manner, with clear-cut insightful observations. I highly recommend it

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Quality information

This is a good book, written by a professional. I recommend this book! Listen at least twice.

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Very informative

This book educates the reader in an area seldom examined. “Why using violence is rarely the best choice to deter violence.” Instead of spending valuable time and money learning how to inflict injury on another human being, the only guaranteed life saving method is to learn how to avoid violent people and dangerous situations.

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Excellent book

This book provides much gold in the sense of knowledge attained the hard way. You would do well to read and or listen to this book if you serve in a public safety capacity or a person who trains in self defense.